Meyer’s RV has purchased Joe’s Marine in Pennsylvania, renaming the dealership Meyer’s RV and Marine Sales.
Mark Meyer, Meyer’s RV Superstore president said the company is grateful to find an acquisition like Joe’s Marine.
“Being in business for 70 plus years and two generations, Joe’s Marine is a perfect fit for the continued growth of our Meyer’s RV family,” Meyer said.
The location will stock a full travel trailer line, fifth wheels, motorhomes, fishing boats, pontoon boats and bowriders, the company said.
Joseph Burkhart Jr., Joe’s Marine former owner, said his parents started the business as a bike shop over 70 years ago. The store became a sporting goods dealer and then Burkhart’s parents bought a Sea Ray franchise in 1960s.
“Soon after, they entered the RV industry. I started to work in the business in the 1960s after graduating from college and returning to the family enterprise,” Burkhart said. “Joe’s Marine has always been a family-oriented business and after meeting the owners of Meyer’s RV, Mark Meyer and Mark Calzone, I quickly realized they had the same family and customer values that we have had all these years.”
Burkhart said he knew the sale was the right fit for the dealership’s employees and customer base his father family has built.
Kyle Smith, Meyer’s RV’s Bath, New York location general manager, will oversee the new Meyer’s RV and Marine Sales location.
“I am excited for the opportunity to offer both the boat and RV customers in the Sayre PA market a similar family-owned and operated buying experience, now just at a larger scale,” Smith said. “We are also excited to be able to offer East to West…Entegra motorized…Keystone Bullet, Cougar, Hideout, Montana and Outback on the RV side. There is a lot to be excited about at Meyer’s RV and Marine Sales going forward.”